Members of staff at Bristol’s Riversway Nursing Home have been named among the best in the region at a top award ceremony.
Staff from the home, part of the national Springhill Care Group, were finalists in a total of seven award categories at the South West Care Awards and walked away with two prizes at a ceremony held in Bristol.
Shannon Sheppard was named winner of The Dignity in Care Award, and Victoria Fosuah The Dementia Carer Award.
Joan Comprado had also been shortlisted for The Good Nurse Award, Liz Hahn for The Care Newcomer Award, Trudy Palmer for The Care Innovator Award and Julie Fowler for The Care Home Worker Award.
Jakki Whitehead, a specialist Admiral Nurse based at Riversway, said: “Everybody did so well and truly deserve the recognition.
“This is the second year in a row that a carer from Riversway has won The Dementia Carer Award. On top of that, Shannon who was named Dignity in Care Award winner, is also a trained Dementia Champion which shows we really are leading the way and, as a specialist in dementia care, makes me very proud.”
Regional winners will go on to the national finals which are due to be held in March 2019.
Meanwhile, Riversway’s sister homes in Lancashire have also been nominated for a number of awards in the North West regional awards. Springhill Care Home in Accrington is shortlisted in six categories, Birch Green in Skelmersdale in seven, and the group for a further title.